Skip to main content

Southampton 1-1 Arsenal

A late goal from Olivier Giroud meant it finished 1-1 at St. Mary's. Charlie Austin scored his fourth goal in as many games for Saints.

Reaction:

Charlie Austin: 

“It’s a massive sense of frustration. We started off like a house on fire, with four chances in the first seven minutes, but we needed to get the second goal.

“I feel like I’m going to get chance after chance, so I’m putting myself in the right positions and luckily I’ve put the ball in the net.

"I should’ve scored the one when I went across Cech. As a kid growing up I was always told to go across goal, but he’s made a good save.

“I was delighted with the goal, but it was just instinct really. It got us a great start, but it’s one of them where we should’ve got the three points.

“We’ve got one and in hindsight, if we’d drawn against Man City we’d be [four games] unbeaten.

“We’ll go again – we’ve got big games coming up and a quick turnaround with Leicester at home, so hopefully we can give a good performance again.”


Mauricio Pellegrino:

“At the beginning the feeling is that we have conceded at the end again, as it was more or less the same against City but it is different because we played a good game, showed intelligence and we got a point.

“I think we competed really well, even with the changes we made and players like Jack and Prowsey who were out of their natural position. I am happy with that.

“Against this team you have to play close to excellent, because they don’t need too many actions to create problems but in both aspects, attacking and defending, we were intelligent and focused from beginning until the end.

“It’s a good reference for the future and in three days we have another opportunity. Hopefully we can continue in this way.”

Match Tweets:

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

FA Cup semi-final: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton

Chelsea booked their place in the FA Cup final with a 2-0 win over Saints at Wembley. Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata netted for the Blues.

Highlights:
Reaction from Mark Hughes and Oriol Romeu:



Tweets:

Leicester 0-0 Southampton

Leicester and Southampton played out a goalless draw at the King Power Stadium.

Reaction from Saints boss Mark Hughes:
REACTION: Here is #SaintsFC boss Mark Hughes speaking with @AdamBlackmore after the 0-0 draw at Leicester City.https://t.co/6oxXGHQXsTpic.twitter.com/sOi7hH8YaQ — BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) April 19, 2018

West Brom 2-3 Southampton

Saints secured a much-needed three points to get out of the relegation zone. Mario Lemina scored his first goal for the club before Jack Stephens headed in his third goal in consecutive games. James Ward-Prowse also netted a fine free kick.

Reaction:

James Ward-Prowse: "We knew it was going to be tough here, but it's an important three points.

"No matter how we won the game, it's just important that we dug in deep. Ok, we've not been playing the best of football, but we dug in together and got the vital three points.

"There's a bit of competition for the free-kicks, but it shows how passionate we all are.

"There's a good feeling around the team and all the lads want to do well to help the team. Thankfully for me, I was able to do that today, but Sofiane played brilliantly and did his part as well."

-----

Jack Stephens: "I was disappointed with West Brom's opening goal – he was my man – so it's nice to make up for it."

Describing …

Five years a Spitfire - Stewart Donald

5 years a Spitfire
Stewart Donald – In conversation with Michael Kurn

MK= Michael Kurn

SD: Stewart Donald

{Transcript typed by Jamie Montigue}

---

MK: Let’s take you back to 2011. The Spitfires were in the Conference South,. Mid-table, a side pushing for the playoffs but not quite making it. Ian Baird was the manager and crowds averaged around 650 people.

Fast forward five years. The club is in the National League pushing for promotion to the Football League with former Brentford manager Martin Allen at the helm of the playing squad.

Attendances are growing year on year and recently the Spitfires took 1500 fans away in the FA Cup third round.

The club has certainly grown under the leadership of Stewart Donald and his team. What a five years it’s been for Eastleigh FC.

Lets now take a look back and cast an eye to the future with the chairman and owner Stewart Donald.

Stewart, five years. It’s flown by.

---

SD: Yes, it feels like about two days. We’ve crammed an awful lot in a short period of time b…